The Dodgers send Ace Clayton Kershaw to the mound tonight (2-1, 1.37 era). He faces righty Kyle McClellan (1-0, 2.25 era). After last night's debacle, it's nice to have Kersh going. With the Dodgers struggling, he's one of the few bright spots on this team. In 19.2 innings pitched, he's got 24 strikeouts.
The Dodgers placed Hong Chih Kuo on the disabled list today. From Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com:
Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Hong-Chih Kuo was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Saturday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals with a lower-back strain. Kuo had been bothered by back discomfort all season, a fact that might have affected his mechanics and contributed to his uncharacteristic four walks in 2 2/3 innings.At least it's not because of his elbow. Let's see if Tron can get back to his 2009 form.
The move was made retroactive to Thursday, meaning Kuo will be eligible for activation as early as the team's April 29 series opener against the San Diego Padres.
Here's tonight's line-up:
Live comment! First! LETS GO DODGERS!ReplyDelete
Nice catch by Gwynn.ReplyDelete
Two runners stranded in the first. Ugh.ReplyDelete
That was a really frustrating 1st inning, but I guess we need to get used to that.ReplyDelete
Kersh in some trouble here.ReplyDelete
He gets out of it.ReplyDelete
took 12 pitches to strike out their pitcherReplyDelete
Wow, that was a close inning. Kershaw needs to have some economical innings, because his pitch count is too high!!ReplyDelete
Val - agreed.I don't want to see the Dodgers bullpen.ReplyDelete
come on DODGER'S!!ReplyDelete
Pujols strikes out again. Kershaw is such a stud.ReplyDelete
Kershaw is laboring.ReplyDelete
1-0 St Lou.
how long u think he'll last??ReplyDelete
Melissa - Not much longer. 2 runs might be enough for the Cards.ReplyDelete
This inning could be much worst as far as the score is concerned. I hope Kershaw makes it past 5 innings.ReplyDelete
F me!!! I spoke too soon.ReplyDelete
The offense is pitiful on the whole. Expected, but still pitiful.ReplyDelete
George -I hope so. If he could get any run support at all, he'd have a chance.ReplyDelete
Melissa - I feel the same way.ReplyDelete
Greg - Offense is pathetic.ReplyDelete
Great slide by Andre!ReplyDelete
Here comes our bullpen. Let's all say a prayer.ReplyDelete
ONE stinkin' run?ReplyDelete
Thanks for the invite, Bobble!ReplyDelete
It's Natalie from Facebook, btw! LOLReplyDelete
Hey Natalie. LOL!ReplyDelete
That sucks about Kuo going on the DL. :(ReplyDelete
Kersh doesn't have much left in the tank.ReplyDelete
Oh shit. 5-1 StL. Ugh.ReplyDelete
Kershaw doesn't have it tonight :(ReplyDelete
I've always hated the Cardinals!ReplyDelete
Chi-Town Dodger Chick, where do you live over there? I went to school at Purdue in Indiana and I have a bunch of friends that live in Wrigleyville.ReplyDelete
George, I actually live in the suburbs...Schaumburg to be exact.ReplyDelete
My cousin goes to Northwestern. I believe that's in the area.ReplyDelete
Game so over.ReplyDelete
@Bobble: Yes, Northwestern is Evanston. It's a beautiful campus!ReplyDelete
Your cousin is smart bro.ReplyDelete
Yeah she is. Journalism student.ReplyDelete
Also my dad lived in Joliet. I don't know how far that is from Chicago.
The problem is that the pitching has to be perfect.ReplyDelete
Never a good thing.
Joliet isn't that far...maybe a couple of hours from Chicago. They have a racetrack there (Joliet Speedway).ReplyDelete
Greg - Bills needs to pitch a gem tomorrow against Carpenter.ReplyDelete
Natalie - And a Federal prison!ReplyDelete
Arno - What's up bro? How was your trip?ReplyDelete
It was pretty awesome. Wish I could have stayed longer. Hard to keep up with games over there though... always forgetting what day it was in the States.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a good time. Can't wait to see yur future posts.ReplyDelete
Sucks about Kuo, huh?
Everyone, please have a beer or two or three for me. It will help ease this loss.ReplyDelete
Yeah, sucks about Kuo. I was actually in a reflexology foot massage place in Taipei and talked baseball with the dude who was massaging my feet. It was only slightly awkward. Once I get not lazy (might be a few days), I will post more. Haha.ReplyDelete
LOL, Bobble! Actually, I think it's state prison, but yes, there's a prison in Joliet.ReplyDelete
Arno - Sounds a little awkward. I'm sure thing are different over there though.ReplyDelete
Get those posts going.
Natalie - LOL. I knew there was some kind of prison there.ReplyDelete
These Dodger are killing me.
Fucking Uribe. This is worse than Andruw Jones.ReplyDelete
This past few days have been so painful. Uribe needs to get his crap together. He's having lousy at bats.ReplyDelete
@Bobble: Yeah, but then Jones ended up having a decent season when he left the Dodgers and went to the White Sox! Go figure!ReplyDelete
Jessica - AT first, youcould say he was pressing. Now, I can say he stinks.ReplyDelete
Natalie - It always happens. They always play better when they leave LA.ReplyDelete
So true, Bobble! Thanks for the invite to the chat, but my hubby is home now, so I'm gonna go. Have a good night, all!ReplyDelete
Cool! Thanks for joining in!ReplyDelete
Ugh, I want to say Uribe stinks but I don't know. I just hope he can turn it around some how. I think over all the team is good. They showed promise at the start of the season. We need that spark back.ReplyDelete
We will pick it up.
Jessica - He needs to relax, and try to get some singles.ReplyDelete
On the brightside, Kuo's elbow isn't injured.ReplyDelete
Greg -true. I hope we see the 2010 Kuo once he comes back.ReplyDelete
What's up Salvador? We need your voice of reason in here.ReplyDelete
Just got home from work. Turned on PT UGH. Nothing ever changes. They only time they win is when other teams make errors. Well at atleast the Hockey Kings won. Go Lakers TomorrowReplyDelete
Ethier and Kemp are the team.ReplyDelete
Like Vinny said, two men can't do it all.
Bruce - Same old story. Kings looked good. Lakers will kick some ass tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Seems more fans came dressed as empty seats tonight. It seems fans are starting to see though McCourt's BS. I am sure the opening day fiasco has scared away fans as well I thought I heard attendance was off by 5000 or more this season for each game.ReplyDelete
Well thank go my days off changed next week I won't be able to go next week. Kind of glad. I just wanted to get out for an evening to escape. Its so much fun to go but I think I will hold off until kershaw bobblehead night.ReplyDelete
this team has the potential to win 100 games. They get the hits, it's just that the clutch hitting isn't there. Other guys in the lineup need to step up and not think that kemp and ethier will do it all.ReplyDelete
Bruce - More empty seats. I read a good article about it today. Its pretty bad at the stadium right now.ReplyDelete
Wait til Kershaw bobblehead night. I am.
Salvador - Mattingly needs to shuffle the line-up a bit. He needs to sit Uribe for a game.ReplyDelete
This team could win many more games.
True. He should sit down key struggling players a day before they have a day off that way 2 days off maybe they can once hit again.ReplyDelete
Joshua. Where was the artilce you read about how bad it was at the Stadium. I would like to read that.ReplyDelete
Dear James Loney,ReplyDelete
Please stop trying to hit home runs every time you go up to bat. It's killing us!
Gahhh! We only seem to hit with no runners on base! :(ReplyDelete
Did anyone else hear about McCourt's $30m loan from Fox so that he could make payroll?ReplyDelete
I think the ship is sinking...let's hope there's some lifeboats to the rescue...like an owner who actually cares about the team.
This is Pathetic and its not getting any better.ReplyDelete
Susanne - I read that. This is bullshit. Bud Selig needs to step in.ReplyDelete